Shut up, listen and learn…………..

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

That's right you heard me.  For those of you who have not read any of my blogs I'm not politically correct and I go direct to the matter.  I can say I have for the most part softened over the last few years compared to what you would have heard prior to 2006 but that's another blog.

Anyway back to the subject.  You me and everyone else have been or will in the future be at a class of some sort and during the presentation of the speaker you will be doing one of the following.

•1.    Talking to another student or attendee

•2.    Making a grocery list or otherwise not listening to the speaker

•3.    Totally tuning out the speaker either because you do not like the subject matter or you do not care for the speaker or their manner of presentation.

Whatever the case and we can list countless others you are missing out on one of the most important aspects in your real estate business and that is learning.   If you can learn how to make your business easier to run or easier to manage wouldn't you want to have that knowledge?  You may have been writing that grocery list when the speaker was telling you just how to do that and you missed it.  You could have learned about that big tax advantage but you and the other attendee were talking and now you and they have lost out.

I'm not telling you you've got to be stone cold when attending a class just pay attention and listen, take notes if necessary, most speakers ask for questions at the end of their presentations.  The only stupid question is the one that is not asked.  Maybe the speaker did not present the material where you understood it I've had that happen to me before and I've asked them to repeat it again in a different way.  They were happy to do so and did in a way that I understood what they were saying and therefore I learned.  This sure beat walking away wondering what the heck was the speaker saying and walking away not gaining that valuable knowledge that now I have and use.

Be a winner in life and in your business at the end of the day looking back it's all on you and the decisions you make not only yesterday but today and tomorrow that decide you future in real estate and beyond.  Remember "It's a great day to buy and sell a home."


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